Pascal Lauer

Pascal (aka "Junior Pascal" :)) pursues a dual degree, i.e., he obtains a Ph.D. from the ANU (the host University) and simultaneously a Dr. Ing. from Saarland University (UdS, the home University). He has thus two main/primary supervisors. Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann (from UdS) is his main supervisor from UdS, whereas I (aka "Pascal Senior") am his main supervisor from the ANU. At the ANU, I am also his primary supervisor and panel chair. The third panel member (associate supervisor) isn't set yet. Pascal started his Ph.D. at Saarland in October 2022, the official enrolement at the ANU was completed in July 2023. So far it's planned that he spends 2.5 years of his PhD at Saarland University and 1.5 years at the ANU. He will visit the ANU twice, the first time will start late 2024.

His research is concerned with lifted planning, with a focus on (lifted) heuristics. He pursues this topic both in classical (non-hierarchical) and in connection to hierarchical planning.

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